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The Resource The axe and the oath : ordinary life in the Middle Ages, Robert Fossier ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

The axe and the oath : ordinary life in the Middle Ages, Robert Fossier ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane

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The axe and the oath : ordinary life in the Middle Ages
Title
The axe and the oath
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ordinary life in the Middle Ages
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Robert Fossier ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
Title variation
Ax and the oath
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  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
"In this book, the author, a medieval historian presents a compelling picture of daily life in the Middle Ages as it was experienced by ordinary people. He describes how these vulnerable people confronted life, from birth to death, including childhood, marriage, work, sex, food, illness, religion, and the natural world. While most histories of the period focus on the ideas and actions of the few who wielded power and stress how different medieval people were from us, he concentrates on the other nine-tenths of humanity in the period and concludes that 'medieval man is us.' Drawing on a broad range of evidence, he describes how medieval men and women encountered, coped with, and understood the basic material facts of their lives. We learn how people related to agriculture, animals, the weather, the forest, and the sea; how they used alcohol and drugs; their medical knowledge; and how they buried their dead. But it is about much more than simply the material demands of life. We also learn how ordinary people experienced the social, cultural, intellectual, and spiritual aspects of medieval life, from memory and imagination to writing and the Church. The result is a new vision of the Middle Ages"--Provided by publisher
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Translated from the French
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non fiction
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The axe and the oath : ordinary life in the Middle Ages, Robert Fossier ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
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The axe and the oath : ordinary life in the Middle Ages, Robert Fossier ; translated by Lydia G. Cochrane
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7sv29
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Contents
Man and the World. -- Naked man: A fragile creature ; But a threatened creature -- The ages of life: From the child to the man ; Man in his private life ; Man, woman, and the others ; The workplace ; The end of life -- Nature: The weather ; Fire and water ; The products of the Earth ; The trees and the forest -- And the animals?: Man and beast ; Knowing and understanding ; Utilize and destroy -- Man in Himself. -- Man in Himself: Living in a group ; Precautions and deviations -- Knowledge: The innate ; Acquisitions ; Expression -- And the soul: Good and evil ; Faith and salvation
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